Welcome to Heavenly Yarns!

The Heavenly Yarns storefront

Our shop at 133 High St. in downtown Belfast (click to zoom)


Maroon capelet, at left, in Noro's Kiri; blue capelet, at right, in Elsebeth Lavold's Silky Wool (click to zoom)

Maroon capelet, at left, in Noro's Kiri; blue capelet, at right, in Elsebeth Lavold's Silky Wool (click to zoom)

Dovecote Capelet, Original and Modified

We had a capelet knit in a yarn that we no longer carry. We loved the look of it and so we decided to knit it again in Elsebeth Lavold's Silky Wool (blue capelet, at right in photo). We loved the results! Silky Wool is soft and lightweight, making it perfect for the upcoming seasons. The pattern is called Dovecote.

However, we rewrote the pattern, with changes, knit from the top down. The top-down pattern is available for free at the shop. We knit the top-down version, in a bigger size, in Noro's Kiri (maroon capelet, at left in photo). Kiri is also a silk/wool blend, soft and lightweight.

Did you notice the pins on the capelets? They are shawl pins from a craftsperson in Richmond, Maine. These shawl pins, from the Perfect Heist, are one of a kind and nicely priced! Our selection from the Perfect Heist also includes stitch markers.


Cotton Fleece (click to zoom)

Cotton Fleece (click to zoom)

Cotton Fleece on Sale

Have you tried Brown Sheep's Cotton Fleece lately?

Helen loves Brown Sheep's Cotton Fleece -- and the results. However, we are currently putting a lot of focus on our cotton section: bringing in new yarns and reducing previous stock. We have quite of bit of Cotton Fleece and so we have put about half our inventory on sale at 50% off!

Cotton Fleece yarn is 80% cotton/20% merino and is made in the United States. (The merino helps the cotton to retain its shape.) It knits at between 5-5.5 sts. per inch (in crochet, a G hook) and makes beautiful blankets, sweaters and baby hats. We have a couple of shop samples made in this yarn for you to see and feel. It can be machine washed on a gentle cycle.


Galway Chunky is just one of our many yarns on sale. It is a soft 100% wool, and on sale at 40% off (click to zoom)

Galway Chunky is just one of our many yarns on sale. It is a soft 100% wool, and on sale at 40% off (click to zoom)

More Yarns on Sale

As we mentioned in the Cotton Fleece article above, we are receiving a lot of new summer weight yarns. As we begin to display them on our shelves, we have put a lot of existing cotton and cotton-blend yarns on sale that would be particularly perfect for babies -- from hats to blankets. We think that babies can never have too many cotton hats and so we have a free baby hat pattern, Maine Baby Hat, for any weight yarn. Knitting (and stockpiling) baby hats is a great easy project for those times when you just need to keep those hands busy.

Cotton and cotton-blend yarns aren't the only deals you can find in the shop. We are rearranging shelves and displays and adding yarns to the wool and wool-blend sections too. There are great deals to be found throughout the shop!


Pom-Pom and Laine Magazine (click to zoom)

Pom-Pom Quarterly and Laine Magazine (click to zoom)

Just In: Pom-Pom and Laine

We have a limited supply of both Pompom Quarterly and Laine Magazine. If you are interested, stop in to snag your copy. We will not be reordering the current issues after we sell out.


The colorful Lupine Meadow Hat is a perfect weight and design for the upcoming spring season (click to zoom)

The colorful Lupine Meadow Hat is a perfect weight and design for the upcoming spring season (click to zoom)

Mrs. Knitter's Visit

Donna Ritchie, the talented designer and knitter of Mrs. Knitter Designs, will be at the shop on Saturday, March 23, from 11 am-3 pm. She will be showcasing her beautiful designs and will be available to chat with anyone who has knit her hats, or would like to knit one, or any knitter who loves beautiful stranded colorwork.

She will have her hat kits available for sale, and we will be offering 20% off any yarn that will be used to make one of her hats. Most of her kits are in fingering weight yarn, however, she has many designs in sport weight. We have lots of sport weight yarn options available -- including the JaggerSpun yarn used in the patterns.

A number of customers (and Helen too!) have enjoyed knitting her patterns. They have reported back that the patterns are easy to follow, and are relatively quick and fun to knit.

We invite you to join us!


North Star Adventures (click to zoom)

North Star Adventures (click to zoom)

Paddling and Knitting Retreat

We know October may seem a ways away, but sometimes we have to plan some time off. We know the person who owns North Star Adventures and we have every reason to believe this will be a great time.


Free community supper at Belfast United Methodist Church

Free community supper at Belfast United Methodist Church

Free Community Supper

You're invited to a free community supper on Saturday, March 2 at 5 pm at the Belfast United Methodist Church, 23 Mill Lane, East Belfast (Mill Lane is beside the Big Apple across from Perry's Nut House). Enjoy turkey and gravy on biscuits, stuffing, carrots, cranberry sauce, beverages and dessert.

Join them in their celebration of God's loving kindness. They want to pass it on! For more information, phone 207-338-5575.


March Madness Tourney for the Belfast Curling Club

March Madness Tourney for the Belfast Curling Club

March Madness Tourney

On Saturday, March 2, there will be a fundraiser for the Belfast Curling Club: the March Madness Texas Hold 'Em Tournament. Registration and tourney held at 211 Belmont Ave., Belfast. Registration starts at 5 pm. $60 buy in plus a $5 entry fee (cash only). 75% of buy ins goes toward prize pool. Maximum of 100 participants. Food for purchase and cash bar.


Genticorum

Genticorum

Genticorum in Concert

The Belfast Flying Shoes dance series and Waterfall Arts are thrilled to welcome to Belfast one of the top bands on the Québécois traditional music scene. The concert will take place Saturday, March 2, at 7:30 pm, at the First Church in Belfast, UCC, 8 Court St., Belfast.

Over the past 18 years, Genticorum has produced six CDs, played more than 1,000 concerts in more than 15 countries, and earned four Canadian Folk Music Awards. Renowned for their stunning musicianship and powerful vocal harmonies, the trio root their sound in the driving rhythms of the Québécois musical vernacular, which they infuse with a raw, joyous energy that must be felt to be believed.

The band features Pascal Gemme on fiddle; Yann Falquet on guitar and bass; and Nicholas Williams on flute, piano and accordion.

Sound provided by Eric Weest Johnson.

In addition to the concert, Genticorum will present a musicians' workshop on Thursday, February 28 (6:30 pm at the Fallout Shelter at Waterfall Arts, 256 High St. in Belfast), and will play for the Belfast Flying Shoes Contra Dance with caller Sarah VanNorstrand on Friday, March 1, at the Belfast American Legion Post, 143 Church St. in Belfast.

For more information, visit Belfast Flying Shoes.


The Lady in the Van

The Lady in the Van

The Lady in the Van

The Special Event Committee of Senior College Belfast announces a free showing of The Lady in the Van, starring the inimitable Dame Maggie Smith and Jim Broadbent, on Thursday, March 7 at 2 pm at the Abbott Room of the Belfast Free Library.

This fascinating and provocative film is based on a true story by British humorist Alan Bennett. He describes his encounter with the curmudgeonly Miss Shepherd, who parks her van in his driveway for "a few days" and ends up staying for 15 years.

Prior to the screening, Susan Dupler, Public Health nurse in Waldo County, will give a brief overview of community issues this remarkable film raises, such as homelessness, mental health and hunger. It runs for 104 minutes, and is in English but includes subtitles.


Memory Book created by John Elberfeld

Memory Book created by John Elberfeld

Creating Family Memory Books

On Tuesday, March 12, 6:30 pm, the first of three programs on Creating Family Memory Books will take place in the Abbott Room of the Belfast Free Library. The series is presented by John Elberfeld and Jane McLean, a husband-and-wife team with experience in archival techniques, genealogy, historical writing, desktop publishing and creating memory books.

The first session on March 12 will be an overview of the process and will cover how to gather and sort photos and documents; research information and write text; research types of memory books; put a memory book together; and distribute the book. They will show examples of memory books, low-tech to high-tech.

The second session, on Tuesday, April 9, will focus on writing the captions and text and putting it all together. In the third session, date still to be determined, participants will have the opportunity to use an online program to create their books.

This series is free and open to all. For more information, phone the Belfast Free Library at 207-338-3884 ext.10, or visit the library's Events for March 2019 page.


British Murder Madness at the UUCB

British Murder Madness at the UUCB

British Murder Madness

It was a dark and stormy night. A piercing scream fills the night with terror. A dead body ... who done it?

Come find out on Saturday, March 16 at the UU Church of Belfast's British Murder Madness. Dinner will be served with style and British humor, beginning at 6 pm. Tickets are $25 per person or an eight-place table for $175. For reservations, contact Andrea Butler (andreab614@gmail.com or phone 207-322-3441). Tickets are available at the UUCB office on Mondays and Fridays from 10:30 am-3:30 pm. Only 85 tickets are available, so get yours soon!


Maine Comedy All Stars at the Colonial Theatre

Maine Comedy All Stars at the Colonial Theatre

Maine Comedy All Stars

On Saturday, March 16, at 8 pm, The Maine Comedy All Stars 2019 Comedy Tour is coming to the Colonial Theatre, 163 High St. in Belfast. The show is two hours long and features three of Maine's best standup comedians.

("Laughed so hahd I lost my teeth! Seen 'em?" says Bill from Buxton.)


Presenter Zip Kellogg

Presenter Zip Kellogg

Winter Adventure Series

The Winter Adventure Series continues with a screening of historic film footage from the 1940 National Whitewater Championship at the Belfast Free Library on Tuesday, March 19, 6:30 pm. The program, co-sponsored by Come Boating! Belfast's Community Boating Organization and the Belfast Free Library is free and open to all.

Maine canoeist Zip Kellogg will present the film, which features the First National Whitewater Canoe and Kayak Championships held here in Maine in 1940 on the legendary Rapid River. The film was missing for about 70 years, till Zip found it down the road at Northeast Historic Film in Bucksport. Zip puts the race in the context of its time, using some informative and hilarious notes and letters he has turned up. This is an action-packed film in which not everyone went home after the race with the same boat -- if they took a boat at all!

For more information, phone the Belfast Free Library at 207-338-3884 ext.10, or visit the library's Events for March 2019 page.


Candlepin Bowling Fun-Raiser Benefit for HVWC

Candlepin Bowling Fun-Raiser Benefit for HVWC

Candlepin Bowling Fun-Raiser

On Wednesday, March 20, 6:30-8:30 pm, at the AllPLaY Family Entertainment Center, there will be a Fun-Raiser Benefit for Hospice Volunteers of Waldo County. Gather a team of four to six bowlers at $25.00 per team member; shoes included. Prizes for team names and outfits. Food, beer and wine available at the AllPLaY Cafe. Reserve your lane by phoning Hospice at 207-505-4434 or emailing hvowc1@gmail.com.

The AllPLaY Family Entertainment Center is located on Route 1 (49 Searsport Ave.) in Belfast, phone 207-218-1100.


Swing dance party at The Bazz

Swing dance party at "The Bazz"

Swing Dance Party

On Friday, March 29, there will be a swing dance party at "The Bazz" (nickname of the Belfast Maskers' new space, the Basil Burwell Community Theater, at 17 Court St. in Belfast). At 7 pm, there will be a dance lesson with Katie Tranzillo, and at 7:30-10 pm the dance party will take place. Beginners are welcome! Cost: $10 adults, $5 children or $25 per family.


Great Movie Songs Of The Past concert to benefit GBAM Food Cupboard

Great Movie Songs Of The Past concert to benefit GBAM Food Cupboard

Movie Songs Concert

On March 31, at 3 pm, at the First Church in Belfast at 8 Court St., Play It Forward Music Company presents Great Movie Songs Of The Past, with Maryann Jacks, Director, and featuring Mathew Mainster on piano, plus some 15 volunteer musicians.

Suggested donation is $10; a portion of the concert proceeds will be donated to the GBAM Food Cupboard. For more information, phone the church at 207-338-2282.


2019 Spring Session at Senior College Belfast

2019 Spring Session at Senior College Belfast

Spring Session at Senior College

Spring is around the corner, and so is a new session at Senior College Belfast, sparking renewed interest and curiosity. The 2019 Spring Session offerings can banish those winter doldrums, with informative courses, topics and encounters with old and new friends.

Belfast is rich in people who are willing to share their expertise on a wide range of subjects, and this spring's curriculum reflects that range, with classes in literature, history, language, gardening, technology, current world issues, philosophy, art, meditation, religion and science. Besides the six-week courses, there are two one-day classes offered, one in April and one in May. Course descriptions, materials required and instructor information is online at Senior College Belfast.

Registration is now open and you can register online or download a form and send it by postal mail. Spring classes begin on Thursday, March 28 and run for six consecutive Thursdays, ending May 2. All classes are offered at the Hutchinson Center, Rte. 3, in Belfast. Please register early for classes to avoid disappointment and be sure to order your text(s) and/or materials at least two weeks in advance.


Colorful Corals, fiber art by Sandi Cirillo, Featured Artist, 2019 Festival of Art at Senior College Belfast

Colorful Corals, fiber art by Sandi Cirillo, Featured Artist, 2019 Festival of Art at Senior College Belfast

Call to Artists

The Annual Senior College Festival of Art which will take place May 30-June 2, is open to Maine artists 50 years of age and up. A non-juried multi-media exhibit for amateurs and professionals, the Festival attracts many visitors and shows the work of 140-150 artists each year. The registration period for artists is March 1-31. Registration forms and information are available via email at seniorcollegefestivalofart@gmail.com, at the Senior College office, University of Maine Hutchinson Center, 80 Belmont Ave. (Rt. 3), Belfast, or by leaving a message at 207-338-8033.

The Festival of Art is sponsored by Senior College Belfast.


Troy, midcoast Maine's friendly UPS man

Troy, midcoast Maine's friendly UPS man

Our Shipping Policy

Even though our Web site is not designed with a shopping cart, we will happily ship anything to you.

At this time, we only ask for the exact cost of the shipping; there is no handling charge.

By the way, the man in the photo is our well-loved UPS deliveryman. He is always smiling and happy, even when hauling heavy boxes down the stairs. (He must be a secret wannabe knitter.)